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LONDON.

i Towering above all other differenoei, ! unique ia fti enormous and unrealised proportions, London never fails to impress the toorfsta with Its peouliar place among he cities rf tbe world. There are many presenting far finer groups of buildings ; its main thronghfare*. soon as Regent street and Oxford street, a r e not to be compared with those of Paris or Philadelphia; but >hore Is a solidity m its pavemen , a steady progres* In Its vnhiotaa, a senee of oonlnulty In itß endless succession of streats, an air of unpre ending oonfidonce m itfl crowd*, an u n .ba. Led monotonous ugliness m its iiaes of Btibnrbaa villas, which is nniquo. London ia a place wh< re incidents an 1 gatherings whioh would move many a metropolis "to its oat>tro " are wholly annotioed except by each as happen to come across tbem. Even the most popular events, which may atract some hundred thousand people, do not make a sign or ripple m the surf aoe of the groat brick and mortar sea which mrrounds the city pr per, He must be a very big mao indeed who oan draw direct personal notice m London Metropolitan news is conveyed not by conversation or verbal rumour. The " talk of the olnbi " (exalted by some aoolety pipers) In a small fraction of that which eDgagas tbe metropolis. There Is really do "talk of the 'own " as dlatlnot from that of the nation. It is sheer siza which distinguishes London. Not long ago I stood by the oastle m Edinburgh, and noticed that I could diaoern men at work m the fields all around mcv There were Indications of separate outside life. It is so, moreover£ln the large tranaatUnt'o iolties. Down tbe straight street* of New York you oan oatoh glimpses of of white salla on the Hadion or Bait river. But when you lo k at Lmdon from any square or open apaoe within Its borders, there appears no proof that It ha any borders at all, or that it ends anywhere It might Ovver the whole earth for ail yoa oan see.— -" Cbrnhlll."

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LONDON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2163, 3 July 1889

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LONDON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2163, 3 July 1889

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